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Official Memorial Card/Miller Family
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Funeral Services for Hal Miller Today at First Baptist Church

Owensboro icon Hal Miller is being laid to rest today.  Services begin at 11am this morning at First Baptist Church in downtown Owensboro.  And if yesterday's visitation at Glenn Funeral Home is any indication, folks will be lining up in droves to pay their respects to and honor a man who, in many ways, touched us all.  As I was visiting with Hal's daughters Rooster and Karen yesterday,  it occurred to me just how many memories of Windy Hollow I personally carry.  And I know that many of you have memories that are just as fond. I want to share a few of mine.

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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John Calipari Will Be at the Owensboro Sportscenter Tuesday for Book Signing

John Calipari's new book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was released Tuesday, April 15th and he's been on a whirlwind tour supporting it.

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OPD Searching For Missing Juvenile [PHOTO]

UPDATE: As of 3:33pm Monday, April 7th via the OPD:

Missing juvenile, Carlie Paige Ritter, has been located and is in good health.

The Owensboro Police Department is searching for a missing juvenile and needs your help. Sunday, April 6th, a grandparent of 12 year old Carlie Paige Ritter reported her missing after she walked away from their residence in the 2900 block of Yellowstone Drive earlier that morning. Carlie was last observed wearing a black jacket and black jeans. Detectives continue looking into leads and are asking for the public’s help in locating this juvenile.

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Owensboro Police Department
Owensboro Police Department
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Owensboro Police Are Asking for Your Help in Locating a Missing Person

UPDATE: The Owensboro Police Department is reporting that Jeannette Kirk has been located and is in good health.

The Owensboro Police are requesting your help in locating a woman who went missing late Thursday night, early Friday morning.

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Tye Carnelli, ThinkStock
Tye Carnelli, ThinkStock
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Benefit Ride for the Children’s Advocacy of the Green River District

The second annual benefit motorcycle ride for the Children's Advocacy of the Green River District is Saturday, April 19th. The CAC serves children in seven counties including Daviess, McLean, Hancock, Henderson, Ohio, Union and Webster.

The ride will begin at the Owensboro campus of Western Kentucky University. Registration begins at 10:00am and all bikes will be out at Noon.

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Fort Hood Shooting
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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Garth Brooks Tribute Band Leads Off Tribute Band Tuesdays at Owensboro Convention Center [Video]

John Todd and Shameless, billed as the world's #1 Garth Brooks tribute band, are coming to the Owensboro Convention Center!  April 1st, they will kick off the center's brand new series- Tribute Band Tuesdays.  Get a sneak peek of the group and get more information about the show and ticket prices right here!

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YouTube/Verite Cinema
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Owensboro’s Official Moonlight Ride Trailer [Video]

Daviess County High School student and St. Jude patient Jennifer Rudd stars in the official promo video for the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event, the Moonlight Ride.  You've gotta watch this.  It's amazing!  And will tell you what the event is about and how you can be a part of the excitement.  WATCH!

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Catherine Yeulet, Thinkstock
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Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk Coming Soon!

It's time again for the Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk! The event will take place Saturday, May 3rd and the proceeds will benefit the Sutton Elementary students. The event will begin at 9:00am, with registration starting at 8:00am and will start at Rash Stadium.

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Ashley Sollars
Ashley Sollars
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New Western Kentucky National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter to Hold Informational Social Next Week – Get the Details Here [VIDEO]

Are you a turkey hunter or Kentucky conservationist? Next Thursday, April 3, 2104, you are invited to attend the inaugural meeting for the NEW Owensboro Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation

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Who Serves the Biggest Pancakes in Owensboro? [Photos]

Who serves the BIGGEST pancakes in Owensboro?   Saturday, after the Color Blast 5K, Brett and I stopped by Dee's BBQ and Diner for breakfast and found the answer.  Holy cow!  You could put these things on the front-end of a Flintstone car and yabba dabba doo them down the street.  Dee's pancakes are ginormous! 

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Credit: XIANGYANG ZHANG
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DCPS Announces 2014 Graduation Dates

Well, spring looks to be on its way (finally!!) and there hopefully won't be any more snow days. While some kids may not like that, it means that they will at least know when summer break will get here!

Daviess County Public Schools announced Friday the last day of classes and dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies

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